Re: engine efficiency questions

There is a high dependency on duty cycle when looking at real world
efficiencies. For instance, if there is a significant amount of time that
the engine spends idling between full power operation, such as can happen
with locomotives or heavy construction equipment, then the average
efficiency of a diesel engine can be higher than that of a turbine.

> Everything that I have seen regarding the efficiency of IC (internal
> combustion) engines, is that efficiency is generally around 20 to 25%
> This is especially true with gasoline and natural gas engines.
> Turbines in general are more efficient than the conventional piston > engine.
> Carl
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Steve Manifold
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